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DIrect and inverse proportion

Direct and Inverse Proportion

One of the old favourites – Proportion is often something that many students struggle with. It sits in the ‘sweet spot’ of level 4 / 5, and so in order to get those all-important marks at that level, it is one of the topics

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Improving number confidence - A fraction at a time

Improving number confidence – A fraction at a time

The term fraction comes from the Latin word ‘frangere’ to break and was first used to represent a broken number.  As early as 1800 BC the Egyptians were using fractions in their scriptures.   I often stated that multiplying fractions together is one of

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Probability a master class

Probability – A Master Class

A Master class in Probability Work – a beautiful way in towards understanding from Saturday morning workshop adventure The fascinating topic of probability is more relent now than ever.  We take probability choices every day of our lives and make critical decisions to enhance

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Standard Form

Standard Form – What is it? Standard Form is a way to write really large or really small numbers. It is a way to write these numbers in a format that everyone agrees to.   What’s in a name? Although the idea is to

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online maths tutor

Why should you book a maths tutor?

Maths and English are most important Maths and English are in my view the most important subjects to do well in at school.  There are many reasons for this but mainly because you will be barred from entry to University unless you have at

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quadratic equations

HOW TO FACTORISE AND SOLVE QUADRATIC EQUATIONS

Quadratic Equations It has been my experience that students overcomplicate the topic of quadratic equations. There are a number of different ways to solve quadratic equations in addition to factorising, such as: the ‘difference of two squares’ (Level 6); the quadratic formula (Level 7),

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lockdown learning

Lockdown Learning: 6 ways to help your teen cope

LOCKDOWN LEARNING  2021 has arrived and with it the return of lockdown learning and home-schooling.  Whilst that has resulted in an enormous amount of juggling for parents (especially if you are working from home yourself) and teaching staff, it’s your teenager who’ll be feeling

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Books to read this summer

9 books your teenager should read in lockdown

Why these books? I have been a tutor of A-level English for more than 13 years. During this time, I have helped many young people understand and interpret the books on the syllabus, or those chosen for their coursework.  I’ve put together the best

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Exams Cancelled

How to prepare for teacher assessment

I wrote this blog post earlier in the school year, when I had a nasty feeling that whatever was being said publicly, the 2021 exams were not secure.  Like many of us, in the uncertain world of the pandemic, it seemed far from certain

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